Weinstein had hitlist of people to prevent from disclosing sex scandal

Frederick Owens
November 20, 2017

The Guardian obtained the hit list and published it on Saturday.

The Observer says it obtained access to the list, which contains the names of nearly 100 actors, publicists, producers, and former Weinstein Co. employees, whom he appeared to identify as part of a strategy to prevent his accusers from going public. Weinstein himself apparently made the list around nine months before The New York Times' Oct. 5 report on the Oscar victor.

Names on the list including those who have accused him of sexual assault, like Rose McGowan, Sophie Dix, Annabella Sciorra, Laura Madden and Katherine Kendall.

"Document" is in the hands of a team of producer, whose main task consisted in finding-out that included in the list of persons known cases of harassment, and how they are going to dispose of the available information.

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Another name on the list is Zelda Perkins, a London-based production assistant for Miramax who resigned in 1998 after, she says, enduring years of sexual harassment by her boss.

While police have not said publicly who is under investigation, law enforcement's response comes after a mounting list of Hollywood heavy hitters, including Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, have been accused of some form of sexual misconduct.

This just goes to show another level along with earlier news that Weinstein had hired private investigators and spies to discredit accusers and journalists...

The Guardian reports that over 50 names are highlighted red, meaning they were individuals Weinstein wanted targeted first. How numerous people on the list were contacted, and what they were told, was not diclosed. "Former employees conducting interviews for the book reported receiving unwanted contacts from the media".

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